Public Opinion on Contraceptive Mandate Remains Steady, Despite Legal Challenges

Despite a slew of legal challenges, a majority of Americans have consistently supported the “contraception mandate” of the Affordable Care Act over the past year.

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The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Faces Challenges to Contraception Mandate

As President Obama’s second term begins, his administration will need to deal with a slew of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s “contraception mandate.” A majority (56%) of Americans say that religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals sho… [Read more…]

Our Corner | Roe v. Wade: After 40 Years, Deep Divide Is Legacy

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which established American women’s constitutional right to an abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. But although a majority of Americans have consistently support… [Read more…]

Graphic of the Week | Attitudes About Abortion

Tuesday, January 22nd, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Our new graphic of the week demonstrates that public attitudes about abortion cannot be r… [Read more…]

Figuring Faith | Why Pro-Life Catholics and Evangelicals Part Ways on Gun Control

Just before President Obama announces his new gun control policy proposals, including an assault weapons ban and better background checks for gun buyers, Dr. Robert P. Jones illuminates the religious divide on gun control in a column for “Figuring Fait… [Read more…]

The Morning Buzz | New Research Places Blame for Climate Inaction on Environmental Groups

A new academic paper places the blame for political inaction on climate change on environmental groups, saying that they underestimated conservative opposition and the rise of the Tea Party.

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Evangelical Leaders Launch Campaign on Immigration Reform

A new coalition of evangelical leaders are launching a new campaign to encourage their followers to support immigration reform.

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The Morning Buzz | Congress Isn’t Just Divided By Partisanship

Congress isn’t just divided by partisanship, as an excellent graphic from the National Journal shows.

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Complicating Our View of the Religiously Unaffiliated

Media portrayals of the religiously unaffiliated – most recently, a series for NPR’s Morning Edition – are helping to illuminate the depth and complexity of the unaffiliated, although the story is somewhat more complicated than some initial analy… [Read more…]

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Vetos Death Star Proposal

The Obama administration responded to 25,000 Star Wars fans petitioning for the construction of a Death Star, making some compelling arguments about why this may not be the best use of federal funds.

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